Video: Bill Clinton gets red-faced at pro-lifers

Another day, another headline for Bill Clinton that overshadows whatever Hillary Clinton is up to today. This one has Bill Clinton lashing out from the stage at pro-lifers at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH while Hillary continues to look tired in Texas. Ohio is one of the two must-win states for Hillary, so Bill is there campaigning on her behalf. The pro-lifers in the crowd held up signs and heckled, so Bill accused them of wanting to jail women and doctors. Presumably, then, since Clinton was pro-life himself until the late 1980s, he wanted to jail women and abortion doctors too? Tell the truth, Bill.

Perhaps Bill also ought to tell the truth about why he vetoed the ban on partial birth abortion, twice, despite the fact it that it enjoyed majority support: Because his party depends on Planned Parenthood, NOW, NARAL et al for support, and if they oppose a policy, the Democrats as a party fall in line. Tell the truth, Bill, for the first time in your life.

There was a time when Clinton’s temper may have persuaded voters that he was passionate about issues, but I think that time has long passed. Now he just appears to be losing his cool in the face of heckling while he takes the spotlight off his co-candidate (and reminds voters that a vote for her is a vote for him, for good and ill depending on what you think of him).